Month: <span>June 2023</span>

Four Years – p  l  e  a  s  e   let him be right

July 16, 2024 1 Comment

Photo my own 30 June 2023 Most of my death and dying, and grief and loss reading, has been in English. While my French is “fluent for a Brit”, it’s nowhere close to perfect, and by golly does grief take a cognitive toll. I don’t often willingly pick up a book in French – much […]

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The Trickiness of “How Are You?”

July 16, 2024 4 Comments

Image by Markus Spiske on Unsplash 24 June 2023 Yesterday, a fellow widbud, a woman I have never met but who someone connected with me, and who lost her husband just before Christmas 2022 after a very short illness, wrote the note below. I responded to her with both sharing some of my recent writing […]

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Time After Time After Time After Time

July 16, 2024 1 Comment

Photos my own 17 June 2023 This is – and will continue to be – a weekend full of experiments. A lot of my life is still versions of experimentation, if not in the ways it was immediately post-loss(es) when even just venturing out of the front door and heading to the shops felt like […]

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Press “send” for instant panic

July 16, 2024 No Comments

Main image by Melanie Wasser on Unsplash 9 June 2023 Last Sunday, after I had arrived in Milos in the early morning but still too late to join the other intrepid swimmers for all day open-water swimming, I just pootled around. It was a blissfully leisurely day. I enjoyed a second breakfast, unpacked my belongings, […]

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Παρακαλώ και ευχαριστώ

July 16, 2024 No Comments

Main photo by Sergio Garcia on Unsplash 3 June 2023 Back in the very early 1980s – or perhaps it was even the very late 1970s – I am not entirely sure… my mum started to learn Greek. I don’t know why she started, (nor why she eventually stopped), but she engaged a private teacher […]

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